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Rocketman (2019)

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A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

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Dexter Fletcher

Writer:

Lee Hall
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Rocketman stars Taron Egerton, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Richard Madden reveal the most surprising thing they discovered about Elton John while filming the musical biopic.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taron Egerton ... Elton John
Jamie Bell ... Bernie Taupin
Richard Madden ... John Reid
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Sheila
Gemma Jones ... Ivy
Steven Mackintosh ... Stanley
Tom Bennett ... Fred
Matthew Illesley ... Young Reggie
Kit Connor ... Older Reggie
Charlie Rowe ... Ray Williams
Peter O'Hanlon Peter O'Hanlon ... Bobby (as Pete O'Hanlon)
Ross Farrelly Ross Farrelly ... Cyril
Evan Walsh Evan Walsh ... Elton Dean
Tate Donovan ... Doug Weston
Sharmina Harrower Sharmina Harrower ... Heather
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A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

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The Only Way to Tell His Story is to live His Fantasy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocketman See more »

Filming Locations:

Bray Studios, England, UK

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,725,722, 2 June 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$77,984,434, 24 June 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,142,725, 16 June 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Music producer John Reid is portrayed in this film by Richard Madden. Madden's Game of Thrones (2011) co-star Aidan Gillen portrayed John Reid in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). See more »

Goofs

When young Reggie first enters the Royal Academy and meets his piano playing to be tutor, she greets him with her hand held out (to shake) and asks how is he, to which the young (c. 12!) Reggie replies (just): "Good"! No young British working class - even if 'upper' so (from Harrow?) - boy of the fifties / sixties would ever greet an adult, let alone one who was his to be his tutor in a prestigious new position, with such a (modern, U.S. style) lame, even disrespectful way. See more »

Quotes

Sheila: Do you know how disappointing it is to be your mother?
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Crazy Credits

The film has a 'text ending'. It reveals that Elton John has been sober for 28 years and counting (but still has a problem with shopping), has established a successful aids charity that has raised over $400 million for HIV/ aids sufferers, is still friends with Bernie Taupin and has never had an argument with him, has finally found proper love with his now husband David Furnish, and has retired from making music in order to focus on raising his two sons. See more »

Connections

References Tommy (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want Love
Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Published by HST Publishing Ltd and Cow Dog Music Inc.
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Produced by Giles Martin
Performed by Kit Connor, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard & Steven Mackintosh
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He's Still Standing!
21 May 2019 | by jasongkgreenSee all my reviews

The story of a damaged individual trying to come to terms with themselves and their subsequent addiction is not a new story. However, not many of those folk live a life like Elton's. Producing hit after hit with Bernie like shelling peas.

This is a film first but a musical second, and what a score. Genuine goose bump moments, one hum dinger in a early first major performance.

A hell of a strong cast, with really too many to mention, the casting of Taron Egerton as Elton was genius.

This is a moving story, which flew past and really is as good as the reviews imo. Loved it, a really strong 8.

Elton's popularity will really expand with this. Get on it!


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